Traces the history of opium and how it has led to the present day usage of heroin. Examines the methods and procedures of organized crime in transporting the drug to the United States and its toll on the streets of America. Includes methods of combatting the problem and interviews with addicts who discuss their compulsion for drugs. Narrator: Paul Newman. Directors: Charles E. Francis, William Templeton. Producer: Frank Kavanaugh. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Substance abuse: Drugs, Crime and criminals, Cities: U.S.